Pakistan to tour Sri Lanka next month

Published: April 30, 2012

Pakistanis to kick off six-week tour with two Twenty20 matches in southern port town of Hambantota on June 1, June 3. PHOTO: AFP

COLOMBO: Pakistan will tour Sri Lanka next month for three Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games, Sri Lanka Cricket said on Monday.

The Pakistanis will kick off the six-week tour with two Twenty20 matches in the southern port town of Hambantota on June 1 and June 3.

The first two one-day internationals will be played in Pallekele on June 7 and June 9, followed by the remaining three at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo on June 13, 16 and 18.

The three back-to-back Tests will be held in Galle (June 22-26), the Sinhalese sports club in Colombo (June 30-July 4) and Pallekele (July 8-12).

Pakistan last toured Sri Lanka in 2009 where they lost the Test series 2-0.

The two sides met in the United Arab Emirates last year where Pakistan won both the Test and one-day series and also clinched the lone Twenty20 international.

Tour itinerary:

June 1 : First Twenty20 international, Hambantota

June 3 : Second Twenty20 international, Hambantota

June 7 : First one-dayer, Pallekele

June 9 : Second one-dayer, Pallekele

June 13: Third one-dayer, Colombo

June 16: Fourth one-dayer, Colombo

June 18: Fifth one-dayer, Colombo

June 22-26: First Test, Galle

June 30-July 4: Second Test, Colombo

July 8-12: Third Test, Pallekele.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Ammar
    Apr 30, 2012 - 11:49PM

    Good .. cant wait to see them Thrash SL once again .. Hope Misbah is not the captain


  • Faisal Shaji
    May 1, 2012 - 12:48AM

    Why Misbah is not captain? he is the best ever captain after Imran. Imagine your brittle batting line up which could crumble any time. Pakistan lost test series last time when team visited SL. So Misbah is the best choice skipper.


  • Nasir
    May 1, 2012 - 3:51AM

    @Ammar: Misbah has a better win rate then any other recent Pak captain – and he does not accept bribes to throw matches


  • Raj
    May 1, 2012 - 8:04AM

    Hope Tamil Tigers will not reciprocate…


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